ITHACA, N.Y. — Alex Carpenter and Abbey Murphy each had two goals, and the United States scored six times in the second period en route to a 10-0 victory over Japan on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the women’s world hockey championships.

Lacey Eden scored 3:59 into the game, and Hilary Knight and Carpenter each added a first-period goal for a 3-0 lead.

The U.S. scored 65 seconds into the second. Kirsten Simms, Murphy and Joy Dunne scored eight minutes apart to make it 6-0. It was Dunne’s first goal with the national team.

Japan changed goaltenders, down 6-0. Miyuu Masuhara came on to replace Riko Kawaguchi — and the two combined to face 48 shots on goal.

Murphy added her second goal with 7:06 remaining in the second. Tessa Janecke, who assisted on Murphy's second goal, and Caroline Harvey scored 34 seconds apart to extend it to 9-0.

Carpenter netted her fifth goal of the tournament in the third. She also had two assists.

The U.S. advances to face Finland on Saturday. Canada plays Czechia, more widely known in English as the Czech Republic, in the other semifinal.